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Tropical Blue Bamboo

​​​​​​​Tropical Blue Bamboo

​Bambusa chungii

  • ​​Common Name: Tropical Blue Bamboo (other common names: White Powdery Bamboo)
  • Scientific Name: Bambusa chungii
  • Family Name: Poaceae
  • Origin: China
  • Height: 20’ – 30’
  • Width: 6’ – 8’
  • Growth: moderate to fast growing
  • Zone: 9A - 11
  • Light Needs: Sun to Partial Shade to Light Shade
  • Salt Tolerance:  low
  • Soil/PH/Texture: prefers fertile and moist soils, acidic – neutral (pH 5.6 – 7.5)
  • Soil Moisture: average water needs, do not over water
  • Drought Tolerance: low
  • Pests/Diseases: virtually disease free, check for cottony scales, aphids, and bamboo borers.
  • Growing Conditions: easy to grow and low maintenance, prune the lower, weak, damaged, or dead branches in the spring to show off the culms.
  • Characteristics: grown for its foliage, when they are young the culms are strikingly waxy blue in color, 1.5” in diameter, non-evasive, clumping form, and compact.
  • Propagation: by dividing the root ball, rhizomes, tubers, bulbs, or offsets. Also, you can air layer them.
  • Wildlife: unknown
  • Facts: unknown
  • Designer Considerations: use for a hedge, privacy screen, focal point specimen, border, or in a container on your patio or deck.